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SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s first private flight streaked into orbit Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,693.79, up 140.54 points.) Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up $1.35, or 3.13 per cent, to $44.51 on 30.
Energy, financials propel S&P/TSX composite to best day in nearly two months

Energy, financials propel S&P/TSX composite to best day in nearly two months

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index had its best day in nearly two months as the heavyweight energy and financials sectors got lifts from rising crude oil prices and bond yields.
Salaries expected to rise, but real wages of workers could edge down after inflation

Salaries expected to rise, but real wages of workers could edge down after inflation

Wages are expected to go up in Canada next year, but workers may not feel the difference if salary gains are eroded by rising inflation, according to a new survey and data released Wednesday.
CP to acquire Kansas City Southern in US$31B deal after CN drops bid

CP to acquire Kansas City Southern in US$31B deal after CN drops bid

TORONTO — A protracted battle between rival Canadian railways for the acquisition of Kansas City Southern is over, with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. coming out on top.
Rising gas, furniture, car prices drive inflation rate to highest since 2003

Rising gas, furniture, car prices drive inflation rate to highest since 2003

OTTAWA — Prices for furniture, gasoline, food, cars and more leaped higher in August compared with the same month a year earlier as the consumer price index hit a near two-decade high.
DIY-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber price correction

DIY-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber price correction

CALGARY — Homeowners who resisted the urge to renovate during the first 18 months of the pandemic may find now is their chance, as lumber prices that soared to dizzying heights in the spring have crashed back down to earth.
Pandemic recovery for Indigenous tourism will be slow, says report

Pandemic recovery for Indigenous tourism will be slow, says report

VANCOUVER — The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is making a bleak prediction about its members' ability to rapidly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
WestJet names CFO interim chief executive as search for permanent replacement ongoing

WestJet names CFO interim chief executive as search for permanent replacement ongoing

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. has named Harry Taylor its interim president and chief executive. Taylor has been WestJet's chief financial officer since 2015. He will assume the interim CEO role between late November and mid-December 2021.
Sand, Catan, piñatas lead Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Sand, Catan, piñatas lead Toy Hall of Fame finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y.